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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Included in Fortune Magazine “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” List



Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala - Time Magazine - April 2014 -

Fortune Magazine has named Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as one of the world’s 50 greatest leaders.

She was ranked at number 33. Here is what the publication said about her:

A magna cum laude Harvard grad who holds a Ph.D. from MIT, Okonjo-Iweala has helped usher in a GDP-trebling decade of Nigerian prosperity. “She is a fearless promoter of sound economic policies,” says Witney Schneidman, a former deputy assistant secretary of state for African affairs. No wonder Nigeria’s two-term finance minister—and first woman in the role— has been considered a top contender to run the World Bank one day.

Others on the list including Taylor Swift, Pope Francis, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Mark Zuckerburg, and more.

Read Fortune Magazine to see the full list.


  1. Animal Doctor

    April 9, 2015 at 12:52 pm


    • Seriously

      April 9, 2015 at 3:21 pm

      Has she responded to soludo regarding the missing or mismanagement of 30 trillion naira? She’s well educated but Mrs iweala failed at her job.

  2. coke

    April 9, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    oh yeah?

  3. nnenne

    April 9, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Woman of timber and caliber!
    Go Mama!
    Keep inspiring and making Nigerian women proud. It’s all about brain not gender
    Love you much.

    • yinkus

      April 9, 2015 at 6:21 pm

      oh shut up, this woman us nothing more than a degree decorated common thief

  4. Minister Ade

    April 9, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    We sometimes never know what we have, we often believe in rumours and negativities than the truth..
    Ngozi Okonjo Iweala is well schooled, contribute her quota to the nation and has also distinguished herself…
    Congrats to Her!

    • Seriously

      April 9, 2015 at 3:24 pm

      Nigerians get caught up in well schooled and achievements but if it’s not used to the advancement of the nation as an elected official then what’s the point. For example, we Nigerians are the most educated group academically yet Nigeria is in shambles. When are Nigerians going to use brains to development not just achieve individually.

  5. ola

    April 9, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Na so,and she no fit shape the economy of Nigeria

  6. Lagos slut

    April 9, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Another Igbo doing it outside Lagos….isouright!

    • Diddy

      April 9, 2015 at 2:15 pm

      What has tribe got to do with these,sometimes we just like to add fuel to a burning fire,and that is very bad of us,pls let the sleeping dogs lie

    • derele

      April 9, 2015 at 2:19 pm

      lagos slut…….ashewo eko,this your name get as e be oooo

  7. Bola

    April 9, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Fortune has lost all its credibility, this lady is a poster child for corruption. Funny how the same western media that carries the banner of conservatism and hardwork, is rewarding a lady with a disastrous record. The naira is in shambles, billions are still missing, yeah great leader my ass. She sold her soul to the devil the moment she became finance minister.

    • nnenne

      April 10, 2015 at 12:30 am

      Hear say is a very bad thing. There is God oooo.
      Please give honor to whom honor is due, then great things will get to you.

    • Bola

      April 10, 2015 at 2:11 pm

      She has been a minister for years now. It’s either you live in a bubble or u r one of her relations enjoying the national cake. Her records and governance are public records. If you are smart enough you can review them like I did.

  8. ify

    April 9, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    my role model. love youuuu, muahhh. congratulations

  9. bruno

    April 9, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    u go girl (sassy black girl voice )

    I love the way she ties her head gears, they are so futuristic

    • owelle

      April 9, 2015 at 8:32 pm

      Futuristic disaster

  10. Dzy

    April 9, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    Ngozi get ready to run for president 2019

  11. tunmi

    April 9, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    This along with President Goodluck’s term confirmed that book knowledge is nothing if it cannot be transferable or applied to improve one’s life or the lives of others.

  12. Nwaka NNEWI

    April 10, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Actually a role model for me . Don’t care about any stupid comments concerning her! Same mouths mouthing nonsense now, wil mouth good soon!

  13. commy

    April 10, 2015 at 11:30 am

    She is great woman those who are making negative comment about her have not bases or or evidence, they are either doing out of jealous or they lact the brain power and baility to give good judgement about a person, you know some people are not capable of truth

  14. commy

    April 10, 2015 at 11:48 am

    She is a great woman those who are making negative comment about her have not bases or evidence to their claim, they are either doing out of jealousy or they lack the brain power and ability to give good judgement about a person, you know some people are not capable of telling the truth or giving good judgement

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